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spirituelle
Spirituosity
Spirituous
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spiritus asper
spiritus lenis
Spirketing
spirling
spiro-
Spirobacteria
Spirobacterium
Spirochaetaceae
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Spirochaeta definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: the type genus of the family Spirochaetaceae; a bacterium that is flexible, undulating, and chiefly aquatic [syn: Spirochaeta, genus Spirochaeta]

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Spirochaeta Spi`ro*ch[ae]"ta, Spirochaete Spi`ro*ch[ae]"te, n. [L. spira a coil + Gr. ??? hair.] (Biol.) A genus of Spirobacteria similar to Spirillum, but distinguished by its motility. One species, the Spiroch[ae]te Obermeyeri, is supposed to be the cause of relapsing fever.



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